Propolis publishes work that responds to the curiosity of today’s best booksellers – those who champion the under-appreciated, the under-represented, the little-known and the subversive.

As the publishing imprint of The Book Hive, Norwich’s only truly independent, multi-award-winning bookshop, our aim is to publish idiosyncratic work that ambitious booksellers want to hand-sell.

The founder of Propolis previously published A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride (after the novel was rejected by numerous other publishers).

Believing in the beauty of printed material, Propolis places a large emphasis on quality production. Printed and bound to the highest spec, each book is designed by resident book designer Niki Medlik (previously Head of Jacket Design at Thames and Hudson).